Who Will Wear the Miss Tech Crown in 2024?

Miss Arkansas Tech University Contestants 2024
Photographed: (top row, left-to-right) Marybeth Boroughs, Savannah Brown, Nichele Bush, Jazmyne Campbell, Kenleigh Garner; (bottom row, left-to-right) Emma Guill, Jazmine Houston, Kate Manuel, Onnalyse Smith and Reagan Smith.

Ten students have registered as contestants in the 68th Miss Arkansas Tech University scholarship pageant.

The event will take place Friday, Feb. 9, at Witherspoon Auditorium. It will begin at 7 p.m.

Admission will be $8 for adults, $5 for minors and free with a current and valid Arkansas Tech identification card.

Miss Arkansas 2023 Cori Keller of Stuttgart and Miss Arkansas Tech 2023 Hannah Lomax of Russellville will provide special entertainment.

The Miss Arkansas Tech University pageant is an official preliminary to Miss America, and the winner will compete in the 2024 Miss Arkansas pageant in Little Rock.

The new Miss Tech will receive a two-semester tuition scholarship at Arkansas Tech. In all, approximately $25,000 in gifts and scholarships will be awarded during the pageant.

The Miss Arkansas Tech University pageant is sponsored by the ladies of Delta Zeta.

Dr. Jim Collins, ATU professor emeritus of agriculture, is the Miss Arkansas Tech University executive director and master of ceremonies.

The 10 contestants for the 68th Miss Tech title, listed in alphabetical order, are:

Marybeth Boroughs
Parents: Angie and Dan Boroughs
Hometown: Russellville
Talent: Spoken Word – “Sit Like a Lady”
Platform: “Queen of Hearts”
Sponsor: Self-Sponsored

Savannah Brown
Parents: Marche and Chris Brown
Hometown: Rison
Talent: Vocal – “How Great Thou Art”
Platform: “Early Detection Saves Lives: Breast Cancer Education”
Sponsor: RNR Boutique

Nichele Bush
Parents: Stephanie and Jake Bush
Hometown: Rison
Talent: Vocal
Platform: “Giving Families Hope”
Sponsor: Coastal Country River Resort

Jazmyne Campbell
Parents: Mike and Kristi Cain
Hometown: Yellville
Talent: Spoken Word – “Resilient Echoes”
Platform: “Grow Through What You Go Through”
Sponsor: Alpha Sigma Tau

Kenleigh Garner
Parents: Chris and Carey Garner
Hometown: Hot Springs
Talent: Lyrical Dance – “Higher”
Platform: “Donate, Save Eight”
Sponsor: The Garner Family, the Jackson Family and Phi Mu

Emma Guill
Parents: Heather and Jeffery Guill
Hometown: Hot Springs
Talent: Vocal – “Someone Like You”
Platform: “Heart for the Arts”
Sponsor: Parents

Jazmine Houston
Parents: Eva and Darrell Houston
Hometown: Plainview
Talent: Vocal – “There are Worse Things I Could Do”
Platform: “Defy the Odds”
Sponsor: Danny’s Tire and Auto

Kate Manuel
Parents: Emma and Alexander Manuel and Noel Ramirez
Hometown: Green Forest
Talent: Vocal
Platform: “Si Se Puede-Empowerment Through Education”
Sponsor: A&E Home Remodeling

Onnalyse Smith
Parents: Sharra Smith and Adam Smith
Hometown: Russellville
Talent: Lyrical Dance
Platform: Breast Cancer Research
Sponsor: Formal Affairs

Reagan Smith
Parents: Kim and Thomas Smith
Hometown: Sheridan
Talent: Jazz Dance – “Beat It”
Platform: “Steer Clear”
Sponsor: Price Break